Indian History Mock Test – 57

Question No:1

The caves and rock-cut temples at Ellora are—

A. Hindu and Buddhist
B. Buddhist and Jain
C. Hindu and Jain
D. Hindu, Buddhist and Jain

Question No:2

When was the ‘Panchtantra’ written ?

A. Maurya period
B. Kanishka period
C. Gupta period
D. Harsha period

Question No:3

Which one of the following sources of Islam is associated with the teachings of Prophet Mohammad ?

A. Quran
B. Hidaya
C. Fiqah
D. Sunah

Question No:4

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :

List-I List-II (Placement of park/monument) (state)

A. Kazhugumalai 1. Gujarat
B. Palitana 2. Madhya Pradesh
C. Mandu 3. Tamil Nadu
D. Ranakpur 4. Karnataka


A. 3125
B. 4213
C. 3215
D. 4123

Question No:5

Taxila University was situated in—

A. Pakistan
B. India
C. Bangladesh
D. Burma

Question No:6

Bhagavatism centred around the worship of—

A. Siva
B. Bhagavati
C. Skanda
D. Vishnu

Question No:7

Fahien and Huen — Tsang visited the kingdom of—

A. Chandragupta Maurya and Harsha respectively
B. Harsha and Chandragupta Vikramaditya respectively
C. Chandragupta Vikramaditya and Krishnadeva respectively
D. Chandragupta Vikramaditya and Harsha respectively

Question No:8

The decimal system was first known in India at the beginning of—

A. 2nd century AD
B. 3rd Century AD
C. 4th Century AD
D. 5th Century AD

Question No:9

Which one of the following is considered an encyclopedia of Indian Medicine ?

A. Charaka Samhita
B. Lokayata
C. Brihat Samhita
D. Surya Siddhanta

Question No:10

Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched ?

A. Kautilya — Arthashastra
B. Hala – Gathasaptasati
C. Banbhatta – Buddhacharita
D. Kalidasa – Abhijnanashakuhtalam

Question No:11

Consider the following foreign visitors to India :

1. Alberuni
2. Fahien
3. Hiuen Tsang
4. Megasthenes

The correct chronological order in which these persons visited India is—

A. 4-3-1-2
B. 2-4-3-1
C. 4-2-3-1
D. 1-2-4-3

Question No:12

The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of—

A. Chandragupta Vikramaditya
B. Kanishka I
C. Rudradaman
D. Samudragupta

Question No:13

Which one of the following is NOT correctly matched ?

Ruler– Dynasty

A. Bimbisara– Magadha
B. Bindusara– Maurya
C. Agnimitra– Sunga
D. Sasanka– Kanva

Question No:14

What is the correct chronological order in which the following kings ruled in India ?

1. Bimbisara
2. Mahapadmananda
3. Kanishka I
4. Skandagupta

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

A. 1-2-3-4
B. 4-3-2-1
C. 2-3-4-1
D. 3 – 1 – 4 – 2

Question No:15

‘Use of white marble, long legs and slender frames, human being as central characters and prominence of kings, princess and places’—were the characteristic features of which one of the following ancient art forms of India ?

A. Amaravati School of Art
B. Gandhara School of Art
C. Mathura School of Art
D. Pahari School of Art

Question No:16

Which one of the following was known as Chalco-lithic Age?

A. Paleolithic Age
B. Neolithic Age
C. Copper – stone Age
D. Iron Age

Question No:17

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists :
List-I— List-II
(Finding / Invention / Calculation) — (Indian Scholar)

A. Time taken by the earth to orbitthe sun 1. Aryabhatta
B. Calculation of the value of pi 2. Bhaskaracharya
C. Invention of the digit zero 3. Bodhayana
D. The game of snakes and ladders 4. Gyandev

A. 2413
B. 1324
C. W 2312
D. 1423

Question No:18

The cultivation of cereals first started in—

A. Neolithic Age
B. Mesolithic Age
C. Paleolithic Age
D. None of these

Question No:19

Carbon-dating is used to determine the age of—

A. Fossils
B. Plants
C. Rocks
D. None of these

Question No:20

Who built the Khajuraho temples ?

A. Holkars
B. Scindias
C. Bundela
D. Chandela